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    99 Corsa - Do i invest or not?

    just lookin for sum advice.

    Somebody i know is selling a 99 plate corsa 4 door with 60k on the clock & 8 months mot. its has a bump on the front but nothing major. Needs a new headlight and the bonnets creased a little, maybe a new bumper. £300.00

    Its a standard 1l 12v, the rest of the car is spotless.

    Do i buy it and fix it to sell on or not?? would you?

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    3rd time at trying to reply to this thread, hopefully it works this time

    For £300, as long as the engine isn't knackered, I don't think you can go too far wrong.
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    Should definitely be money to be made, unless more damage lies beneath.
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    it seems to run well and the damage on the front is very light, the headlight could probably be straightened it not even smashed. probably just a broken bracket.

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    uve just got to ask urself why its going for £300!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris View Post
    uve just got to ask urself why its going for £300!?!

    because its only worth about 500-600 if it wasnt damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rizo View Post
    because its only worth about 500-600 if it wasnt damaged.
    I disagreee. A tidy 60k mile 99 5 door corsa is worth £1k+.
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    Provide it starts, and runs okay, sounds like a bargain

    I'd have a look to see what they're going for in decent condition, guesstimate the cost of repair and any insurance I'd need for it (if any, depends a bit on circumstance), and see if it's worth my time doing.

    Given as '99 Corsa's are on autotrader for £1k+ (as Sten said ), I'd reckon it would be worth it if you've got the time.

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    my 1.2 16V 5dr corsa in perfect condition with only 35k on was only worth 1400-1500

    So the 1l will be worth less, and its higher mileage, would struggle to sell privately at more than 1k IMO

    I crashed mine and broke ti for spares, which i must say is the way to go, im currently on about £600 and still have lots left like the engine/gearbox and all the doors etc. So i would buy it and break it and you may make a tidy sum from it. just takes along time.
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    its somebody i know who's selling it, they bought it as a run around but moved away and bought a 4x4. if i do buy it ill be the 4th owner.

    i could probably have it sorted in half a day providing i find a bonnet the same colour.

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